Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac, Reg. Acupuncturist
Pain during intercourse or foreplay is also known as dyspareunia. It is surprisingly common among women and may occur at different stages of life for different reasons. In the landmark “Sex in America” survey it was estimated that 20% of women experience dyspareunia. Other estimates are even higher, reporting that up to 3 out of 4 women will experience this type of pain at some time in their lives. Does this affect you and if so, how to find help?
Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac, Registered Acupuncturist
"Everything old is new again" – as the saying goes. Pelvic Steaming – also known as vaginal steaming, yoni steams or “bajos” in the Latin American cultural tradition – has recently been featured in magazines and celebrity blog posts. While some are quick to critique the value of this only as a 'bizarre' beauty treatment, the healing history of pelvic steaming is embedded in traditional women's medicine of a number of cultures worldwide. What are the potential health benefits and how to decide if this is for you?
Barbara Poczyniak, R.Ac, Registered Acupuncturist & Arvigo®Therapy Practitioner
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, menopause is not viewed the same (often negative) way as it has been in the West. The common focus in the West is usually on the possible symptomology during menopause (ie. Hot flushes, weight gain, insomnia etc). However, in Traditional Chinese Medicine the focus is more so on the positive aspect of “evolving” into a woman's next natural stage, which is called “Second Spring”.
Hi, I'm Barbara Poczyniak. Registered Acupuncturist practicing in Toronto.